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The Delft University of Technology has eight different faculties, each of which makes key scientific contributions that help to solve social issues. Energy is obviously an important theme in various lines of research and instruction, varying from wind and solar energy to the built environment, electrical engineering, management, transport, and energy storage and conversion.

TU Delft has set up various interfaculty initiatives, consortiums and institutes, who work together with the industry and the government on issues related to energy, such as TU Delft Powerweb and the TU Delft Wind Energy Institute. The new e-Refinery consortium, a recently established university-wide initiative of TU Delft, consists of four faculties that are joining forces with the chemical and energy sectors in the area of electrification of chemicals and energy. E-refinery aims to develop an integrated approach from material to system design up to a scale of 100 kW.

Energy storage
Research and instruction in the area of energy storage focuses mainly on battery research for mobile applications (the chemistry but also operation of lithium and other kinds of batteries), batteries for static electricity storage, artificial fuels such as hydrogen, hydrocarbons and ammonia, heat storage methods and materials. The research frequently takes place in collaboration with different stakeholders in the Netherlands and abroad.